VDOT Crews Working to Clear Packed Snow, Ice

March 4, 2014

While snow has been plowed from most roads in Central Virginia, officials are reminding drivers that conditions are still slick due to packed snow and overnight refreezing of slush.

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) says primary highways in the Culpeper District range in condition from clear to minor, with some icy spots. Secondary roads, which are numbered 600 and above, are mostly snow and ice-covered. Interstate 64 and I-66 remain clear.

On Tuesday, VDOT crews will plow the remaining secondary highways and, with the help of sunshine and salt, work to remove the packed snow and ice. Crews will also apply brine to some primary roads and higher-volume secondary roads to aid the melting process.

VDOT’s goal is to make all state-maintained roads passable within 48 hours after the storm ends.

Drivers should continue to be careful when traveling, since conditions are slick. Allow plenty of extra time to reach your destination, reduce speed and increase following distance.

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